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The NursingCAS Applicant Newsletter is a monthly newsletter intended to keep you informed about programs with available space, deadline extensions, and new programs added to NursingCAS. The newsletter will feature:

  • Open Seats: One of the benefits of NursingCAS is to provide notifications to applicants about programs that have available space. Review the listing below to determine if you would like to apply to one of these programs.
  • Deadline Extensions: Programs often extend their deadlines in order to allow applicants more time to complete the admissions process. Review the list below to see if any programs you are interested in have extended their deadline.
  • New Programs: New programs are added to NursingCAS on a continual basis. Discover and learn about new program offerings available to you by reviewing the listings below.

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Baldwin Wallace University

Baldwin Wallace University is accepting applications for the accelerated track of our BSN program.

The accelerated track of our BSN program is designed for students who have earned a bachelor’s degree in an area outside of nursing and wish to earn their BSN. This 15-month program is offered in-person, near Cleveland, OH. Additional highlights of our program include:

  • Comprehensive clinical opportunities through renowned healthcare facilities and organizations, including the Cleveland Clinic and University Hospitals
  • Collaborative cohort learning and faculty mentoring through classroom and lab experiences inside our innovative Health Sciences Building
  • Outstanding first-time NCLEX-RN pass rates (more information can be found here)

Applications for our fall 2023 cohort will be reviewed on a rolling basis; however, candidates who apply by November 15, 2022 will receive priority application review and interview preference.

Details on our application process can be found here.

Questions? Please contact Lauryn Rosinski at or (440) 826-2915.

Bellarmine University

The Bellarmine University Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing program has open seats for January 2023. We offer a 12-month, fast-paced intensive nursing program with over 750 hours of clinical experience. Small class sizes and specialty clinical experiences in critical care, trauma, ER, mother-baby, pediatrics, community public health, psychiatric mental health and nursing leadership/management set Bellarmine nurses apart.

Apply now through your NursingCAS profile. Get more information now at our Accel BSN Program page or contact Julie Armstrong-Binnix for advising at or (502) 272-8364.

DeSales University

Accelerated BSN & Accelerated Plus BSN+MSN: May 2023 cohort applications now live! Earn your BSN in 15 months with our ABSN 2nd degree program. Have the opportunity to take MSN courses during your undergraduate study with our Plus program and apply for direct MSN matriculation to your track of choice.

Graduate Program Opportunities:
Advance your career with an MSN or earn your terminal degree with a DNP.

MSN Track Options: Applications open for rolling admissions

  • Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS, MSN)
  • Forensic Nursing with Certification in Investigative Forensics
  • MSN + MBA
  • MSN + MSIS
  • Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner

BSN-DNP Track Options: Applications now live for Fall 2023 Cohort

  • Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
  • Family/Across the Lifespan Nurse Practitioner
  • Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Post-MSN DNP Track Options: Applications now live for Fall 2023 Cohort

  • Clinical Leadership
  • Clinical Leadership + MBA
  • Executive Leadership
  • Executive Leadership + MBA

DeSales also offers Post-BSN and Post-MSN certifications.

For more information, attend a Virtual Information Session or visit our website.

Contact: Jordan Manini – Director of Recruitment & Marketing or at

Harding University

Apply NOW – Master of Science in Nursing Programs: Family Nurse Practitioner or Master’s Entry Level into Professional Nursing

Scholarships available for eligible admitted students!

Master of Science in Nursing – Family Nurse Practitioner: Available to registered nurses with a Bachelor of Science in nursing, this program prepares family nurse practitioners for outpatient settings across the lifespan. The program consists of online courses with on-campus intensives three times throughout the entire program. Part-time and full-time tracks are available. Now admitting in Fall, Spring, & Summer!

Post-graduate Certificate, Family Nurse Practitioner: This option is available to registered nurses or advanced practice registered nurses with a Master of Science in nursing in another area. Students may complete up to 32 credit hours in the program. Upon completion of required courses, students are eligible to sit for the family nurse practitioner national certification exam.

Master of Science in Nursing-Master’s Entry into Professional Nursing: Harding offers the first prelicensure program in Arkansas, preparing students to become advanced entry-level professional nurses who graduate with a Master of Science in nursing. The master’s entry into professional nursing will include a focus on health care administration and leadership. The five-semester program is offered year-round. Completed applications are reviewed upon submission. Application Deadline – March 1, 2023

Choose from two tracks:

1) Traditional track for those with bachelor’s degree in any field.*

2) Early entry track for those with 90 undergraduate credit hours.*

*Both tracks require Arkansas nursing prerequisites

For more information, visit our website or contact us by email at or

Johns Hopkins University

The Johns Hopkins School of Nursing’s local to global mission means we partner with people in Baltimore and around the world to improve health. As the No. 1 ranked graduate school in the nation, we serve as leaders both in the acute setting and in the community to improve health equity and advocate for people, their families, and entire populations. We hope you’ll consider becoming a Hopkins nurse.

Still Accepting Spring 2023 Applications for the Following Program:

MSN Entry into Nursing

Questions? Visit our website or contact the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing Office of Admissions at (410) 955-7548 or

MidAmerica Nazarene University

MidAmerica Nazarene University has remaining availability for the March 2023 ABSN cohort!

The application deadline is January 31st, but qualified applicants are reviewed once their Nursing CAS application is verified. It is in your best interest to apply sooner rather than later. MNU is located near Kansas City, Missouri and offers students a wide variety of clinical experiences.

Program information including prerequisite requirements, start dates, and upcoming informational events can be found HERE. For more information, feel free to contact Lisa Gaiche at

Misericordia University

Misericordia University Graduate Nursing Program is part of a private liberal arts institution whose main campus is in Dallas, PA. Founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1924, the mission of the university and focus of the education is rooted in the core values of mercy, service, justice, and hospitality.

The MSN-DNP program is 27 credits and can be completed in 18-24 months. To meet the needs of working APRN’s the program is all online, asynchronous, and normally your DNP project is completed at your place of employment. The MSN-DNP program is CCNE accredited.

Accepting application for Spring 2023 and Spring 2024.

Roseman University of Health Sciences

Roseman University of Health Sciences – College of Nursing

    Accelerated hybrid & on-campus options | 4 start dates per year: February, June, August, and October | Early experiential learning- learn by engaging with clinicals early in the program.
    23-month full-time asynchronous online program | 2 start dates per year: January & July | Earn as you learn.
    23-month full-time program | 100% online | 2 start dates per year: January & July | Earn as you learn.

Innovative Education Meets Real-World Care

Visit our website for more information.

Rush University

Rush University College of Nursing is a top-ranked health science university. It is the academic component of Rush University Medical Center, a leading academic medical center. Rush University is known for its high-quality health care education, supportive learning environment, engagement with the urban community and forward-looking education approach.

Still Accepting Spring 2023 Applications for the Following Programs:

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

Postgraduate Certificate

Questions? Contact the Rush College of Nursing Office of Admissions at

Seton Hall University

Seton Hall University is still accepting applications for its Accelerated Second Degree BSN. This 14-month program for students who already hold a non-nursing bachelor’s degree is held in two locations: Freehold, N.J., (September start) and Nutley, N.J. (January start).

For more information, contact Megan Kushner at (732) 987-2289 or

Shepherd University

Shepherd University is pleased to offer the following DNP track: FNP (Family Nurse Practitioner).

In addition, a postgraduate certification program is offered for individuals who have national certification as APRN and hold a PhD or DNP. Two tracks are available: Family Nurse Practitioner and Psych Mental Health Nurse Practitioner.

For more information, please contact Sharon Mailey PhD, RN, Director, School of Nursing, Shepherd University at (304) 876-5344 or

Please visit our website for more Information on our Doctor of Nursing Practice program.

Texas A&M University – Texarkana

Apply now for our BSN programs!

The BSN Traditional Track Spring 2023 deadline to apply is 10:59 p.m. October 15, 2022.

The ADN to BSN program Spring 2023 deadline is 10:59 p.m. January 5, 2023.

Texas A&M University – Texarkana is uniquely positioned to serve a four-state area: only one hour from Shreveport, LA, two hours from Little Rock, AR, and three hours away from Dallas, TX. No matter where you’re coming from, A&M – Texarkana is the perfect location to complete your four-year degree. We are ranked 3rd best BSN program out of 127 programs in the state of Texas by Incredible Health and in the top ten affordable nursing programs by Best Value Schools.

Benefits of Texas A&M University – Texarkana:

  • Quality Nursing Education
  • Highly qualified faculty (academically and experientially)
  • Low faculty-to-student ratio
  • Individualized attention
  • Focus on student success through academic coaching, peer tutoring, writing center, faculty office hours (face-to-face or virtual)
  • A firm educational foundation for pursuing graduate-level nursing education (Administration, Nurse Practitioner, Nursing Education)
  • A state-of-the-art simulation hospital, skills lab and assessment lab
  • 100% student pass rate for the NCLEX exam for the last 3 years and our students have 100% job placement prior to when they graduate from our program

For a list of nursing program admission requirements, prerequisites, or more details, visit our website or email Kristie Avery, Admissions Coordinator.

Texas Wesleyan University

Whether you have a BSN or MSN, you can start calling the shots in your career and apply for your online graduate nursing degree from Texas Wesleyan. Seats for the fall 2023 semester are now open:

  • Doctor of Nursing Practice – Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Master of Science in Nursing – Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Post-Master’s Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate

Apply before the May 15 priority deadline and have the best chance at being in the first round of interviews and securing your seat before other applicants. You’re ready to do more with your patients, and Texas Wesleyan’s graduate nursing programs can get you there.

  • Online classes
  • Hands-on clinicals for the FNP programs
  • Skip the GRE and get straight to class
  • One-on-one attention from expert professors
  • Learn a holistic approach and focus on relationship-centered care
  • Get self-care techniques to prevent compassion fatigue

Ready to go from RN to CRNA? Hit the gas on your career with your Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice from Texas Wesleyan. Apply before Nov. 1, 2022 to start in fall 2023.

In our program, you’ll have:

  • Full access to our newly renovated state-of-the-art simulation center and expert faculty who work directly with you, not through a T.A.
  • Clinical options closer to home with clinical sites in multiple states
  • A 20-month clinical phase to increase practice experience
  • The support you need to complete the program through networking opportunities with your support partner, classmates and their families

Open the door to a more advanced and specialized career as a nurse anesthetist. You’ll graduate with the skills you need to work as a highly-qualified CRNA in the anesthesia department of any hospital. Learn more about the program.

Start your application today. Or if you have any questions, get in touch with Kat Anderson at or (817) 531-4422.

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center

BSN Application remains open for Spring 2023. Applications for Scholarships for Traditional applicants are available. Scholarships and Work agreements for Accelerated students with area hospitals are available.

Contact us at our website.

Thomas Edison State University

Thomas Edison State University (TESU) announces it Salute to RNs Tuition Program for nurses looking to complete their BSN. Now offering the lowest tuition rate for our RN-BSN in the history of TESU, we extend this opportunity for all you do to keep us safe. With a rate of $311 per-credit and NO HIDDEN FEES, our RN-BSN Program is 100% ONLINE and includes four (4) graduate courses at the undergraduate rate, putting students a third of the way through their MSN.

Courses start every six weeks and applications are accepted on a rolling basis with no deadlines.

Our 100% ONLINE MSN program offers areas of Nurse Educator, Nursing Administration and Nursing Informatics, and our 100% ONLINE DNP program, with a focus in Systems Level Leadership, is available as a part-time or full-time cohort option, with completion in as few as 18-months.

Learn more at TESU Nursing Salute to RNs

Please contact Greta O’Keefe with any questions at or (609) 577-0611.

Touro University California

Are you looking to enhance your clinical and professional skills? Located in the beautiful San Francisco Bay Area, the Touro University California School of Nursing has seats available for the Spring semester for our BSN to MSN and our Post-Graduate Family Nurse Practitioner programs!

For more information, please contact Natalie Cvetic-Jones at Find your future at Touro University California!

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

UAMS College of Nursing is excited to announce that we will open our graduate program applications on October 1st. You can register for an information session to learn more about them. If you are ready to take your nursing career to the next level we have the program for YOU.

University of Cincinnati 

UC Nurses. We See Leaders.

100% Online Course Options | Nationally-Ranked Quality | Flexible Schedules

DEADLINES: See program availability list for start term options


  • OCTOBER 15, 2022: NursingCAS fee due


  • February 1, 2023: Priority Deadline
  • March 1, 2023: NursingCAS fee due


  • January 15, 2023: DNP Priority Deadline
  • April 1, 2023: MSN & Certificate Priority Deadline
  • May 1, 2023: NursingCAS fee due


  • November 1, 2022: Priority Deadline
  • December 1, 2022: NursingCAS Fee due

Transcripts & References are not due until after NursingCAS fee deadline.


Adult-Gero Acute NP (OH, KY, IN only)

  • DNP & MSN: Fall 23
  • Post-MSN certificate: Spring & Fall 23

Adult-Gero Primary NP

  • DNP: Fall 23
  • MSN & Post-MSN cert: Spring & Summer 23

Family NP

  • DNP: Fall 23
  • MSN & Post-MSN cert: Spring & Summer 23

Neonatal NP (OH, KY, IN only)

  • MSN & Post-MSN Cert: Fall 23

Nurse Anesthesia

  • DNP: Spring 24

Nurse Educator

  • Post-bachelor’s cert: Spring, Summer, & Fall 23

Nurse Midwifery

  •  MSN: Spring & Summer 23

Pediatric Acute NP

  • DNP & Post-MSN cert: Fall 23


  • Spring & Fall 23

Psych Mental Health NP

  • DNP: Fall 23
  • Post-MSN cert: Spring & Summer 23

Public Health Nursing

  • DNP: Fall 23
  • Post-bachelor’s cert: Spring & Summer 23

Occupational Health

  • DNP: Fall 23

Systems Leadership

  • DNP & MSN: Fall 23

Women’s Health NP

  • MSN: Spring & Summer 23

*CINCINNATI AREA RESIDENTS for MSN & Post-MSN Family NP and MSN AGPC NP: Select the Cincinnati Metro Application. Residents of all other areas select the Distance Learner application. Metro Area Counties:

  • Ohio: Butler, Clermont, Hamilton, Warren
  • Kentucky: Boone, Campbell, Kenton

Contact for additional information

University of Michigan – Ann Arbor

The University of Michigan is proud to offer a close-knit and diverse community of students and faculty within the larger University of Michigan environment. The U-M graduate nursing programs are highly-ranked by US News & World Report, and our graduates are well prepared for a wide range of positions and specialties.

Now Accepting Applications for the Fall 2023!

Want to learn more about the graduate specialties and meet the distinguished U-M faculty? Register today for a Program Webinar or the on-campus Fall Graduate Open House!

Questions? Contact the U-M School of Nursing Admissions Team at or (734) 763-5985

University of Missouri – Columbia

University of Missouri Sinclair School of Nursing | Online Doctor of Nursing Practice, MS(N), and Post-Graduate Certificate options.

The University of Missouri Sinclair School of Nursing is a land grant university centrally located in mid-Missouri with a long history of serving rural and underserved populations. We accept students from across the country to our online DNP, MS(N) or post-graduate certificate programs . We are CCNE accredited, require limited on-campus visits, and charge in-state tuition to all students making the completion of your degree affordable and convenient. Our deadlines are September 15th and January 31st every year. Graduate Certificate program only admits for Fall.

For more information on becoming a MIZZOU Nurse, visit our website or contact Dr. Miriam Butler at, Esther Ellis at, or Leslie McPeak at (573) 882-0200 or

Hear more about our program from one of our students.

Christine Harris, Nursing Leadership and Innovations in Health Care DNP

Ursuline College

Open seats and an exceptional value for ABSN candidates

Ursuline College in Cleveland, Ohio has a few open seats for our January 2023 cohort for ABSN students.

  • With a 100% job placement rate and an almost perfect NCLEX pass rate, you’ll find exceptional outcomes that are affordably priced at $39,000 for our 15-month, in-person program.
  • You’ll benefit from partnerships with world-ranked hospital systems such as the Cleveland Clinic and University Hospital systems.
  • Clinical groups are not our style! You will complete almost all your clinical rotations one-on-one with a nurse preceptor.

Apply now and begin in January at Ursuline College.

William Jewell College

Our 16-month Spring start still has seats available for our accelerated BSN program. Students must have a previously completed bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, with a cumulative GPA of 2.8 or higher.

A complete list of pre-requisites required for admission to the program may be found on our website.

The deadline to apply is November 15th and if you would like like more information or have questions please contact Mark Robison at or by phone or text at (816) 408-6949.


University at Buffalo | State University of New York (SUNY)

The application deadline for our 12 month 2nd Degree ABS, Accelerated BS in Nursing program has been extended to October 10th, 2022 for the Summer 2023 term! Apply today to be considered for our highly ranked program.

Questions? Contact Julie Kim-Proehl at (716) 829-3003 or

Minimum admission requirements:

  • 3.0 cumulative undergraduate GPA
  • 3.0 prerequisite GPA
  • At least 4 of the 9 prerequisite courses completed before application deadline, remaining courses can completed in spring 2023 semester before the program begins.
    (Chemistry, Statistics, Nutrition, Human Growth and Development, A&P1/Human Anatomy, A&P2/Human Physiology, Microbiology, Applied Physiology, Pharmacology)
  • Grade of “C” or higher in prerequisites
  • Bachelor’s degree completed before summer 2023
  • Note: Application decisions are based on your GPAs, 1 written essay response, 1 video essay response, and resume listed in supporting information section of NursingCAS. There are no letters of recommendation, no entrance exams, and no interviews.

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University of New England

If you already hold a bachelor’s degree and feel that the field of nursing is your calling, UNE’s 16-month Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN)N) program will build on that foundation and immediately engage you in nursing content, immersing you in evidence-based nursing science and hands-on clinical experiences. Through 550+ hours of experiential learning in hospitals, clinics, community settings, and nursing skills laboratories in our state-of-the-art simulation center, you will develop the skills and expertise you need to pass the NCLEX-RN exam and become part of the largest and most trusted segment of the health care workforce.

UNE’s School of Nursing and Population Health is part of a comprehensive health sciences university recognized internationally for interprofessional, collaborative practice. By working with graduate students and faculty across the health sciences, you are uniquely prepared for modern, team-based health care.

  • State-of-the-art Interprofessional Simulation and Innovation Center
  • Situated close to greater Portland’s Magnet-designated health system and other hospitals, health agencies, and community-based organizations
  • NCLEX-RN licensing exam pass rate significantly above state and national average since 2013

Seats are still available, and the application deadline has been extended to October 31, 2022.

Apply to UNE today.


Avila University

Avila University in Kansas City, MO is very excited to admit the very first spring cohort. The program has traditionally only admitted once per year. We still have some open spots for the spring so please check out our admission information on our website. If you have any questions, you can call us at (816) 501-3671 or email us at

Clarke University

At Clarke University, we are proud to offer an accessible Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (DNP-PMHNP) pathway that recently launched in August 2022. Through our DNP-PHMNP program you will learn to care for the whole person to make a positive impact on mental health. This new competitive hybrid Doctor of Nursing Practice-Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (DNP-PMHNP) will provide you with the knowledge and skillset required in the areas of advanced psychiatric skills of therapy, clinical management, and prescribing psychiatric medications to patients. Psychiatric nursing coursework includes psychiatric assessment and symptom management, psychopharmacology, individual, group, and family therapy, and ethics. Together these courses and clinicals will prepare you to succeed in this in-demand field.

Clarke’s DNP-PMHNP details:

  • 81 credits
  • 1,000 clinical hours
  • 3 years full-time; 5 years part-time
  • 2 courses in-person; the remainder of the program in online
  • Start August 21, 2023

Sample of year 1 courses:

  • Advanced Health Assessment and Lab
  • Advanced Pathophysiology
  • Nursing and Leadership Theory
  • Psychopharmacology
  • Primary Care of the Psychiatric Mental Health Patient

Admissions Criteria

  1. Online Doctor of Nursing Practice Application
  2. Resume
  3. Official Academic Transcripts
  4. Competition of a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) from an accredited college or university.
  5. Personal Statement
  6. Scholarly Writing Sample
  7. Photocopy of Professional License
  8. Official TOEFL Score if English is not your first language-PBT score of 550 or IBT of 80.
  9. Interview.

You can visit our website or reach out to Morgan Budde, the Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions at with any additional questions you might have regarding the program.

Mount St. Joseph University

Exciting additions! Mount St. Joseph University has added MSN EducationMSN Administration and DNP programs to NursingCAS for 2022-2023. Both MSN and DNP are designed to meet your professional and career needs in a flexible, caring, educational environment. Please contact us if you have any questions. We look forward to working with you!

Allison Kennedy – Graduate Recruiter

Kristin Clephane – MSN/DNP Program Director

Palm Beach Atlantic University 

Palm Beach Atlantic University School of Nursing announces the addition of an upper-level track BSN program at our Orlando Campus. The program complements the University’s current nursing degree offerings and responds to the demand for baccalaureate-prepared nurses to provide better patient outcomes and reduce the total cost of care.

The Orlando campus upper level track BSN program is a traditional 16-week daytime format. This program will allow students who have already taken their science requirements to enter into upper level nursing courses and complete the program in about two and half years. Our BSN program offers students a holistic approach to the nursing profession and where you’ll have abundant opportunities to apply what you learn in local hospitals, clinics and community outreach programs.

Applicant transcripts will be reviewed for transfer credits and an initial degree plan developed. Although an AA degree or prior bachelor’s degree is preferred, it is not a requirement. With our BSN/MSN dual enrollment option, students can complete up to two graduate-level courses that will be applied toward completion of our MSN. With this greater efficiency, students can lower the overall cost of earning both degrees. Pursing a graduate degree in nursing broadens opportunities in clinical or administrative settings.

For more information on the Orlando BSN program visit our website or contact our Orlando Campus Admissions Counselor, Martha Christlieb, at

Rush University

Rush University College of Nursing is excited to announce the Direct Entry NP track for Non-Nurses  pathway.

The Direct Entry pathway creates a seamless path from the Generalist Entry Masters (GEM) program into one of five DNP programs. Interested applicants may consider applying to the Adult Health and Gerontology Primary Care NP,  Advanced Public Health NP,  Family NP,  Primary Care Pediatric NP, and Psychiatric-Mental Health NP programs.

Click here to learn more.